Myrtis Marie Rose
Mrs. Myrtis Marie Rose, 73, formerly of Rome, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 in Snellville, Ga. She was born on August 3, 1944 in Summerville, Ga., the daughter of the late Thomas Oscar Parker and the late Helen Orleen Reece Parker. Mrs. Rose worked for over thirty years with Sears and later worked for the Floyd County School System. She attended Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and Lakeview Baptist Church in Rome. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James H. Rose.
Survivors include her children, Tim (Rhonda) Rose, of Lilburn, and Stephen (Leona) Rose, of Duluth; her grandchildren, Tyler and Madison Rose, of Lilburn, and Alexander Rose, of Duluth; her brother, Jimmy (Jane) Parker, of Lyerly; her sister, Joyce (Jeff), of Murphy, N.C.; and a multitude of others including cousins, nieces, nephews and adopted Shorter College students.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Oaknoll Chapel with The Reverend Ken Oates officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the service time.
Miller and Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve Mrs. Rose’s family. Please visit www.oaknollchapel. com to share your memories or leave a condolence message.
Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV’s infancy, including “I Love Lucy,” and later, “Maude,” “All in the Family” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” has died. He was 98. Schiller died Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, California, according to his daughter, Sadie Novello.
He began writing for television in 1950, and three years later formed a partnership with Bob Weiskopf, with whom he collaborated for nearly a half-century. Among their hundreds of TV scripts was the classic “I Love Lucy” episode that found Lucy Ricardo stomping grapes.
Besides “I Love Lucy,” the team wrote for such 1950s sitcoms as “The Bob Cummings Show,” ‘’December Bride,” ‘’The Jimmy Durante Show” and “The Ann Sothern Show.”
Their partnership continued through the 1960s and ‘70s with such shows as Lucille Ball’s followup comedy “The Lucy Show.” which they co-created, and “The Red Skelton Hour,” Flip Wilson’s variety show “Flip” and “Archie Bunker’s Place.”
Schiller had also written scripts for such classic radio series as “Duffy’s Tavern,” ‘’Abbott and Costello” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” He shared writing Emmys with Weiskopf for “All in the Family” and “Flip.”
When asked about the success and longevity of his partnership with Weiskopf, Schiller was known to respond, “That’s easy — we’ve never agreed on anything,” to which Weiskopf would fire back, “Yes, we have!” Weiskopf died in 2001. Raised in Los Angeles, Schiller attended the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, where he wrote a humor column for the school newspaper. He was drafted into the Army in 1940, and, deployed overseas, produced comedy variety shows for the troops.
After the war, Schiller took a job with the Rogers & Cowan public relations agency, whose clientele included a dentist for whom he wrote the billboard, “Visit your neighborhood friendly dentist. Come in before they come out.” Bob Schiller